Archive | January, 2009

ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry

30 Jan

Designer Fashion Jewelry

ABS by Allen Schwartz, the trendsetting Los Angeles-based sportswear and dress company, has developed a fashion jewelry collection that complements the look of its dress and sportswear lines. Inspired by the vivid colors and prints of ABS fashion, ABS by Allen Schwartz jewelry is bold and dramatic. Colorful, large scale stones mix with traditional metallics in fluid, slinky silhouettes. Statement-making jewelry pieces can work for evening and social occasions or casually with sportswear.

crystal earrings
Large Hoop Earrings with Pave Crystals
Large hoop earrings with pave crystals throughout. Post earrings for pierced ears.

ABS by Allen Schwartz jewelry uses materials that are the finest quality used in fashion jewelry, and include natural elements like wood, coral, shell, and mother of pearl mixed with Austrian crystal, faceted cut glass in unique colors, and a range of semiprecious stones. Metallics, which are an important element in the collection, feature reflective, shimmery surfaces, drapey chains, and lots of movement.

charm bracelet
9 to Nine Women's Bedazzled Charm Bracelet
A brass chain with brass castings and crystal stones, toggle closure, with clear crystal charm at end.

Whether you need a fabulous pair of chandelier earrings for that evening soiree or a gorgeous sparkling rhinestone necklace to light up your entire ensemble, ABS Allen Schwartz jewelry is all about chic glamour and sparkle.

pave earrings
9 to Nine Hollywood Pave Click It Hoop Earrings
Brass casting hoops with pave crystal channel stone detail all over. 14 karat posts for pierced ears. Clasp closure.

Most of the ABS by Allen Schwartz gold-colored jewelry are made of brass, allowing for a finer look in the manufacturing process. Many pieces are plated in gold over brass (gold washed). Silver colored jewelry is rhodium plated over brass. Fine quality Italian resin is used to create distinctive cuff bracelets. Crystal, faceted glass, and a variety of semi-precious stones provide color and radiance in many of ABS by Allen Schwartz's jewelry pieces.

Zasha Jewelry

29 Jan

Gold and Diamond Jewelry

Zasha Signature Jewelry – based in Irvine, California – offers unique, one of a kind jewelry directly from the designers. They focus on diamond jewelry that is luxurious yet affordable. They are passionate about creating beautiful pieces that enhance every woman's natural beauty. They take pride in the craftsmanship and quality of each piece, and work closely with their vendors to ensure that their clients receive the best value possible.

 pave diamond pendant
Large Scroll Pendant
14k Yellow Gold 23mm, 26 Diamonds 0.12 TCW

Until now, there has been a gap between designer and fashion, between high end and affordable. For this reason, the ZASHA brand was created, which offers everything: designer style, fun to wear, always IN, and always affordable. Zasha signature jewelry is made in white and yellow gold, with diamonds and gemstones.

white topaz ring
Scalloped Square Ring
A classic square white topaz set in 14k gold and set off with 12 beautiful diamonds. 14k Yellow Gold 12 Diamonds 0.06ct.TCW. and Square White Topaz 8x8mm 2.95ct. Also available in white gold.

The Zasha woman recognizes that women today need to be in style and fashionable. She wears jewelry that is flexible and fun, yet still classic and timeless. The Zasha woman is everywhere: at work, at home, outdoors, and on the move. She puts her look together with her own, inimitable style. Zasha celebrates all that a woman is, and offers her the perfect pieces to complement each and every experience.

gold and diamond earrings
Double Quilted Teardrop Charms
These elegant double quilted charms will dazzle, each with our signature "reverse quilt" pattern in 14k yellow gold. Also available in white gold.

Zasha signature jewelry is made in 14K gold, with precisely set diamonds and gemstones you'll be proud to show off. Their jewelry is completely interchangeable with complementary pieces: hoops and charms, bangles, rings, and necklaces. The collectible pieces allow the Zasha woman to match her wardrobe with different color charms, and keeping up with the latest styles.

H. Stern DVF Talisman Collection

28 Jan

Diane von Furstenberg for H. Stern Jewelry

Just in time for spring 2009's ethnic trend, Diane Von Furstenberg has once again teamed up with H. Stern to create the Talisman Collection, which uses ancient symbols that are important to the legendary designer and her philosophies – a heart for love and strength, the Tibetan love knot for eternal love, and the gingko Leaf as a symbol of health and longevity. In 18 karat re-shaped, hammered and flattened gold, the range features these earrings as well as a pendant and charm bracelet.

gold charm bracelet
18k Gold Talisman Charm Bracelet
This DVF for H. Stern charm bracelet is made up in 18k yellow gold and features a variety of charms in classic shapes.

Every year H. Stern partners with a notable designer who creates a complete line of jewelry for the jewelry house; the most recent designer being fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. Her collections are titled Talisman, Love Knot, Icons, Power Rings, Rock Crystal, and Sutra. The DVF collection has something for every woman.

gold H. Stern pendant
Talisman Gold Charm Pendant
This DVF for H. Stern Talisman gold charm pendant is handcrafted in 18k yellow gold and features classic charm shapes in a dangle design.

The new Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern Collection includes long pendants, charm bracelets, and earrings in hammered 18k yellow gold in the shapes of a heart, a gingko leaf, and a Buddhist love knot. Each love knot is engraved with the words love and life. The Love Knot Collection is the most romantic inspired collection with its love knot motif symbolizing the never-ending bond between lovers. Pieces are available in yellow gold and white gold.

18k gold earrings
18k Gold Talisman Earrings
These DVF for H. Stern Talisman earrings are made up in 18k noble gold with a gorgeous hand-rendered finish.

The Power Rings Collection is an ensemble of mighty rings with severe faceted cuts creating incredible fire of a course manner that portrays dynamism, internal strength, and fierce talent and skill. The Rock Crystal Collection includes a variety of pieces with crystals having many, small facets resembling the light reflection created by traditional stained glass windows.

The Sutra Collection uses the love knot as a charm on chunky link bracelets and hoop earrings. The Talisman collection is a group of charm jewelry featuring a heart, key and love knot some engraved with "life" on them. The Feathers collection features ultra-fine pieces of individually created gold assembled together to appear like feathers. The collections seemingly illustrate romance and love, power, light and inspiration, luck and freedom.

Gucci Jewelry

27 Jan

Fine Italian Jewelry

Frida Giannini, Creative Director of Gucci, has a unique talent and passionate disposition that have fueled her rise as an international designer for one of the most recognized luxury fashion brands. In September 2002, she joined Gucci as Handbag Design Director. Two years later, she was appointed to the unprecedented role of Creative Director of Accessories in charge of bags, shoes, luggage, small leather goods, silks, fine jewelry, gifts, watches, and eyewear. She took on the position with her trademark confidence, and has brought a powerful point-of-view to the house's accessories.

gold Gucci bracelet
Horsebit Bracelet
The signature symbols of the equestrian world are graciously adapted into a bracelet of 18k yellow gold.

In March 2005, Frida Giannini was named Creative Director of Gucci Women's ready-to-wear, in addition to her responsibilities for all accessories. In January 2006, she also became in charge of menswear, thus becoming the sole Creative Director of the label.

gold earrings
Flora Charm Earrings
Flora charm earrings in 18k yellow gold with flora engraving and white enamel.

By reinterpreting iconic elements from Gucci's past, such as the "Flora" scarf patterns and equestrian imagery, Giannini has infused a rich heritage with new energy and modern sex appeal. Her fresh and joyous vision combined with her savvy interpretation of the Gucci legacy has delighted fashion followers around the world. She has also been embraced by Hollywood, where her designs frequently grace the red carpet.

silver Gucci ring
Silver Heart Ring
Heart ring in sterling silver. Made in Italy.

Through her frequent travels Frida constantly expands her range of inspirations and cultural experiences. Her well-rounded lifestyle makes her appreciate the needs of the modern Gucci woman. She balances the demands of a brilliant career with the laughter and intimacy of family and friends. Crediting her warm and optimistic personality to the sunny Roman way of life, Frida is a true embodiment of Italian style.

Kwiat Jewelry

26 Jan

Fine diamond jewelry

For a century, Kwiat has captivated imaginations with breathtaking diamonds and inspired diamond jewelry. Adhering to the techniques passed down from one generation to the next, Kwiat precisely cuts each stone to reveal the maximum brilliance from within and designs every piece of jewelry to be worthy of the Kwiat trademark. Founded in 1907, Kwiat has proven to be a leader in the diamond and diamond jewelry industries.

diamond pendant
Butterfly Diamond Pendant w/Necklace
From the Butterfly Collection. Whimsical diamond pendant swings from a delicate chain in 18k white gold.

From the cutting and selection of each brilliant diamond to the design and creation of each beautiful piece of jewelry, Kwiat does it all. They have the highest standards of excellence with impeccable craftsmanship and precise details. As a supplier to jewelry manufacturers and retailers around the world, the company prides itself on superior cuts and the utmost standards of uniformity. The company's long-standing reputation for integrity, loyalty, and commitment to its customers makes Kwiat the brand to trust.

white gold diamond ring
18k White Gold Diamond Bezel Set Cluster Ring
18 karat white gold diamond dinner ring. This ring features a total of nine round brilliant cut natural diamonds weighing together 0.79 carat.

With nearly a century of experience in the diamond industry, Kwiat has developed a reputation as a progressive leader in diamond jewelry. A family owned company entering into their third generation, Kwiat continues to be at the forefront of the diamond jewelry business. Showcasing breathtaking diamond cuts and original jewelry designs, Kwiat Diamonds has one of the largest and most impressive collections of diamond jewelry in the world.

diamond earrings
18k White Gold Diamond Snowflake Earrings
Women's eighteen karat white gold diamond snowflake dangle earrings. These earrings dangle 1 5/16 of an inch and hold a total of forty round brilliant cut natural diamonds and four square emerald cut natural diamonds weighing together 1.08 carats.

From unique and subtle bridal jewelry to cutting edge fashion designs, Kwiat is passionate about manufacturing the most brilliant jewelry available. From their signature Star collection to their Right Hand rings and American Beauty collection, Kwiat shows their expertise in creating beautifully made and classically designed jewelry with the most brilliant diamonds.

Jewelry Bargains at Gordon Jewelers

25 Jan

Gordon's Jewelers' online customers have direct access to the extensive selection of quality merchandise found in their stores, in addition to a wide assortment of online only jewelry. Their marketing division creates exciting promotions throughout the year. Promotions, prices, styles, and availability may vary by store and online.

champagne diamond pendant
Champagne & White Diamond Circle Pendant
This 1 ctw. diamond pendant in 10K white gold features 16 circles of round champagne diamonds and each surrounded by white diamonds in prong settings. The rope chain is 18.0 inches in length and has a spring-ring clasp.

diamond ring
Diamond Pear-Shaped Ring in 10K Two-Tone Gold
This 1/4 ctw. diamond ring in 10K two-tone gold features round diamonds in a prong setting and wax setting forming a pear design.

vintage jewelry pendant
Diamond Clover Vintage Pendant in Sterling Silver
This diamond pendant is sparkling with good fortune. This sterling silver clover pendant features a vintage design with diamonds totaling 1/5 ct. Maximizing shine, brilliant diamonds outline the centerpiece, all on an 18.0-inch cable and spring-ring clasp. $200

sterling silver necklace
36" Chocolate Sterling Silver Link Necklace
Something unique and fun, be fashionable with this link necklace. Wear it long or wrap it around, this 36.0-inch necklace features thin oval links in chocolate sterling silver. Complete with a claw closure, this necklace is a trendy accessory.

gemstone ring
Cushion-Cut Green Quartz & Diamond Accent Ring
This diamond accent 14K white gold ring had one 10mm cushion-cut green quartz in a prong setting. This item is only available online.

white and yellow gold earrings
14K Gold Double Swirl Jacket Earrings
These 14K gold double swirl jacket earrings feature a polished finish.

gemstone bracelet
Oval Opal Wave Bracelet in 10K Gold with Diamond Accents
This 10K gold bracelet features five oval opals with two round diamond accents in a prong setting with a milgrain edge. The bracelet is 7.0 inches in length and has a claw clasp.

white and yellow gold bracelet
10K Two-Tone Gold Up and Down Heart Bracelet
This 10K two-tone gold bracelet features an up and down diamond cut heart pattern. This bracelet is 7.0" in length and has a claw clasp.

gemstone pendant
Citrine Mini Star Pendant in 10K Gold
This 10K gold star pendant features round citrine gemstones in a 4-prong setting. The rope chain is 18.0 inches in length and has a spring-ring clasp.

pearl bracelet
Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Oval Link Bracelet
This pearl bracelet features freshwater cultured pearls combined with oval sterling silver links. The fashion bracelet is 7.5" in length and has a toggle clasp.

Have a great week!

Peter Storm Jewelry

23 Jan

Fine Gold and Gemstone Jewelry

Peter Storm grew up with diamonds and observed their power from his earliest days. Peter Storm rings, necklaces, and bracelets are unique and stylish. Sharp angles and intricate patterns make his jewelry reminiscent of gothic art and architecture, and the beauty of stained glass. Peter began by using unusual diamond cuts and alternative settings to make a unique statement in the jewelry industry.

gold and diamond band ring
Peter Storm Impulse 18k Diamond Flower Band
Ladies' flower design pave and bezel set domed diamond band .20 ct.

Within a few short years, Peter Storm's creations, which employ state-of-the-art gem setting technology, received considerable attention from customers and press, alike. Through his unique Naked Diamonds Collection and his colorful, dramatic Expectations Collection, Peter is making his mark on the fashion and bridal industries.

sapphire earrings
Peter Storm Passion 18k Pink Sapphire & Diamond Earrings
Bezel set Pink Sapphire in a flower pattern, accented with diamonds.

Based upon his extensive understanding of the important relationship between jewelry and the women who wear it, Mr. Storm has developed a dedicated following. He prides himself on the thorough in-depth market research that precedes his every design. By speaking, and more importantly, listening to the customers who come to see him at his in-store personal appearances, Mr. Storm is able to create the kind of jewelry that women want to wear.

gemstone stack ring
Peter Storm Stiletto Stackable Ring
18k white gold with bezel set Rubies And Diamonds

Peter Storm, Chief Executive Officer of Peter Storm Jewelry, is a seasoned professional with over 25 years in the jewelry business. His history in the industry runs the gamut from sales to design, learner to teacher; positioning him with the expertise necessary to not only create his own line of jewelry, but to sell and market it as well.

When describing his design philosophy, Peter says, "The old philosophy that jewelry is only for special occasions is antiquated and passé. Jewelry should be worn every day portraying sensuality and elegance." Hence Peter Storm's design philosophy of sensual elegance.

Lagos Jewelry

22 Jan

Designer Fine Jewelry

In 1977, Steven Lagos founded LAGOS with a vision to create designer jewelry for the modern lifestyle. Today, Lagos is one of the premier luxury brands in the United States. For over a quarter of a century, Lagos has created award-winning collections with a classic signature style. The Lagos tradition is built on Old World craftsmanship with uncompromising attention to detail, using only the finest materials in the world. Authenticity is, has been and will always be paramount. Each piece is designed to be versatile, sophisticated, and to reflect an individual's personal style.

gemstone ring
Lagos 'Glacier Luxe' White Topaz Ring
Brilliant semiprecious stone ring is surrounded by pavé-set diamonds.
Sterling silver/white topaz, garnet or green quartz/diamonds.

In 1984, Lagos introduced the signature Caviar Collection. This bold collection of finely crafted sterling silver accented by eighteen-karat gold, semiprecious gemstones, and caviar-like beading marked the beginning of a new jewelry category, and played a significant role in defining the bridge jewelry movement. Today, Caviar is one of the best-selling fine jewelry collections in the country.

gold and silver earrings
Lagos Gold Knot Earrings
From the Classic Knot Collection. Fluted bands of luminous 18k gold join to form a perfect knot on these sterling silver earrings.

Located in historic Old City of Philadelphia, the Lagos Studio is dedicated to designing and manufacturing jewelry of the highest quality. Artisans there uphold scrupulous standards, perfecting every detail and guaranteeing each Lagos piece for a lifetime.

designer fine jewelry ring
Lagos Rose de France Ring
Handcrafted stainless steel ring holds an exquisite Rose de France amethyst resting atop 18-karat gold bands.

At the age of 17, Steven Lagos started his jewelry career sweeping out the storeroom of a Philadelphia jeweler after school. After learning the business from an elderly Russian jeweler, Lagos began his own repair business at the age of 19, servicing important pieces from international salons. Since 1977 when Steven Lagos founded Lagos Design, his vision was to create museum quality jewelry that was both beautiful and distinctive, fun and easy to wear. In 1984, Steven Lagos and Ann King met by chance at a trade show in New York City. The two individual talents married and have worked together to create their world class design house.

Barry Kronen Jewelry

21 Jan

Vintage-Inspired Gemstone Jewelry

Founded in 1986, Barry Kronen Designs has been at the forefront of fashion and jewelry for 20 years. Today, Kronen owns and runs his own manufacturing plant in South Florida, with the help of his wife Michele, and daughter Stephanie, who has modeled for some of Kronen's ad campaigns. All Kronen jewelry is handcrafted in his factory in South Florida. From the precise skill of every diamond setter, to the expertise of each bench jeweler, Kronen is determined to achieve no less than superior craftsmanship for every piece he creates.

gold and diamond lockets
Retro-Style Lockets with Rose Cut Diamonds
These gorgeous lockets will hold your treasured photo. 16 inch chains included.
Large round, 1 1/2 inch tall: $3450
Long oval, 1 1/2 inch tall: $3945

A combination of modern meets vintage, Barry's jewelry is known for his antique-looking, handcrafted diamond lockets, many with rose cuts. He also introduces new and different looks, as in this year's Babylicious collection, which takes treasured photographs and turns them into beautifully made 18 karat gold and diamond keepsake jewelry.

diamond and gemstone pendant
Sapphire & Tsavorite Pendant
Diamond pendant with sapphire and green tsavorite – circle is 7/8 inches in diameter:
White gold necklace with multicolor sapphire briolettes:

Barry Kronen set up his first shop in his garage where he began to make silver jewelry. From that humble beginning, grew a thriving business. Today, he is on the cutting edge of what's new and what's hot in jewelry. Always creative, he has a "finger on the pulse of what will be the next big trend." That has become the hallmark of Barry Kronen Designs.

gold pendant
Classic Heart Shaped Diamond Pendant
From the M̩lange Collection Рcrafted in 18k white or yellow gold with diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. This is a pendant with a new twist: pink sapphires are captured inside for all time. The movement of the gemstones inside each pendant gives the vintage style a modern feel.
16 inch Melange chain: $289
Pendant: $2850

Barry Kronen features a diverse portfolio of designs including the monogram collection, the Victorian lace collection, the pendant collection, and several new designs. Barry Kronen is not one to rest on his laurels. "I don't believe in riding a look, so we are always changing and creating new styles for our customers" says Kronen. Such a sensibility and a willingness to reinvent himself will surely keep his designs on everyone's "it list" for years to come.

Stephen Webster Jewelry

20 Jan

Designer Fine Jewelry

With talons, daggers, bullets and thorns as regular motifs, Stephen Webster's jewelry collection has a rebellious yet refined attitude. "Stephen's designs are little art sculptures, a perfect blend of traditional elegance and modern sexiness," says the brand's spokeswoman Christina aguilera. His pieces have attracted celebrity fans such as Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, and Pink. "My clients like to wear things that provoke questions," says the British-born Webster. "They aren't wallflowers, they're entertainers – they want to make a statement."

diamond and quartz earrings
Stephen Webster Teardrop Earrings
From the Classic Crystal Haze Collection. 18-karat yellow gold. Clear quartz over mother-of-pearl. Pave diamond detail; 0.42 total carat weight. Pierced backs. Made in the United Kingdom.

Just last month, Stephen Webster, the London-based designer regarded as the celebrities' favorite jeweler, has been named as the new creative director of the world's oldest jewelry house, Garrard. Webster will bring a contemporary and innovative approach to the Garrard collections, modernizing the brand while maintaining its illustrious heritage.

gold gemstone necklace
Stephen Webster Marquise Pendant Necklace
18-karat yellow gold. Marquise-cut champagne quartz over mother-of-pearl. Pave diamond trim; 0.90 total carat weight.

Among his first projects will be the design of three dynamic collections: a new women's collection in a fiery combination of red, black, and white gemstones; a bold men's range, inspired by the British sportsman, in a mix of black, green, brown and gold; and the recently announced Georgina Chapman for Garrard collection, due to be launched next autumn.

white gold diamond bracelet
Stephen Webster Diamond Thorn Cuff
18-karat white gold pave diamonds. 2.83 total carat weight.

Webster has a blue chip portfolio of famous clients, including Sharon Stone, Cameron Diaz, Johnny Depp, Sir Elton John, Jay Z, Ozzy Osbourne, Nicholas Cage, and Michael Stipe. He is a three-time winner of the British Luxury Jeweler of the Year; the winner of the Diamond Jeweller of the Year in 2004 and 2005; and was awarded Jewelry Designer of the Year in 1997, 1998 and 2006. Most recently he received the UK Jewelry Brand of the Year 2008.